On July 10, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President & Chair of GGGI, opened the Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation, hosted by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Mr. Ban, a co-chair of the Global Commission on Adaptation, stressed the importance of taking urgent steps to invest and scale up adaptation.
Mr. Ban said that we are here to learn from Bangladesh’s experience and vision in regards to adaptation to climate change.
“If sea levels were to rise by just one meter, 17% of the country (Bangladesh) would be under water by 2050,” he added.
GGGI’s Director-General Frank Rijsberman shared that GGGI looks forward to using the recommendations of the Global Commission on Adaptation to strengthen climate action in its Member countries.
During the two-day meeting, which kicked off on July 9, participants discussed the Global Commission’s report on climate change adaptation, including key factors such as health, disaster risk management, supply chains, and the private sector, along with other major themes. From their contributions, several Action Tracks and recommendations were created to highlight the dire need for action and ways to move forward.
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